In Loving Memory

Rosarie M. Jecha

Rosarie M. Jecha

October 7th, 1927 - August 5th, 2018


Wednesday, August 8th, 2018   4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Janousek Funeral Home,
719 Pine Street,
La Crosse KS 67548


Thursday, August 9th, 2018   9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Holy Trinity Catholic Church,
103 South Main Street,
Timken KS 67575


Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Holy Trinity Catholic Church,
103 South Main Street,
Timken KS 67575


Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Holy Cross Cemetery,
Timken KS 67575


Rosarie M. Jecha, 90, Timken, Kansas, died Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse, Kansas.

Mrs. Jecha was born October 7, 1927, in Wayne, Kansas, the daughter of Vincent Matthew and Ella Anna (Blazek) Baxa. She was a resident of Rush County, Kansas, for 70 years, moving from Cuba, Kansas. A 1945 graduate of Belleville High School, Belleville, Kansas, she was a homemaker. She also was an elementary school teacher for one year at the Kunkel School, Cuba, Kansas, and was employed for five years as the Timken Elementary School secretary, Timken, Kansas.

Rosarie was devoted to her church, and dedicated many hours serving as the church sacristan at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Timken, Kansas. She was also a member of St. Ann’s Altar Society, Timken, Kansas.

On May 4, 1948, she married Edward Joe “Ed” Jecha at St. Edward’s Catholic Church, Belleville, Kansas. He preceded her in death May 19, 2006.

Survivors include: two sons, Thomas Jecha, Wichita, Kansas, and Edward Jecha, Hutchinson, Kansas; five daughters, Cecilia May, Lawrence, Kansas, Margaret Waterman (Elmer), Bonaire, Georgia, Mary Casselman (David), Arlington, Texas, Rita Andress (John), Great Bend, Kansas, and Jane Jacobs (John), Garden City, Kansas; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Joe Jecha; four sisters, Alice Baxa, Magdalena Pachta, Frances Winbinger, and Elizabeth Oborny; and seven brothers, Vincent Baxa, Henry Baxa, Fred Baxa, Alfonso Baxa, Alois Baxa, Edmund Baxa, and Edward Baxa.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, Kansas. A vigil service and rosary will be at 7:00 P.M.

Church visitation will be Thursday, August 9, 2018, from 9:00 A.M. to 9:50 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Timken, Kansas.

Funeral service will be Thursday, August 9, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Timken, Kansas, with Father Eric Gyamfi , Father Henry Baxa, and Father Matthew Kumi officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Timken, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers or plants, the family requests memorials to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Timken, Kansas, or Locust Grove Village, La Crosse, Kansas.

Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at

Arrangements were by Janousek Funeral Home, 719 Pine Street, P O Box 550, La Crosse, Kansas 67548, 785/222-2517.


  • Tue, Aug 14th, 2018 at 1:25 AM

    Margaret: We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She is resting in Jesus' arms. Your and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Shirley and Jim Gutschenritter, Warner Robins GA

  • Thu, Aug 9th, 2018 at 12:40 PM

    One of our mothers best friends sadly left us here on earth. May they re-unite in heaven. God bless her family and friends. Many rosaries fabricated between these two wonderful ladies.

    Jim Erb, Great Bend, Ks

  • Thu, Aug 9th, 2018 at 12:48 AM

    Aunt Rosarie will forever hold a special place in my life. Not only is she my godmother and mother to
    my cousins who I spent countless hours with having fun and yes, getting into mischief with. Those
    memories are cherished as a child and teen, but as an adult it was another source of family
    connection. I would come to visit and bring the kids at their varying ages and then my grandchildren.
    She was always accepting and loving given my lifestyle and having moved away from the area. I
    never felt that her love for me was diminished because of that and I am so grateful to have her
    unrequited love. It is an attribute I hope to aspire to. May all of you find comfort in your memories.

    martha tomecek, greenbelt md

  • Wed, Aug 8th, 2018 at 4:17 AM

    God has blessed her in life, and now in heaven. May He bless
    the whole family (my 2nd family).

    Lyndy Serpan, Edmond OK

  • Tue, Aug 7th, 2018 at 5:43 PM

    To the family of Aunt Rosarie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep all of you in my thoughts
    and prayers,Charles always talked so kindly about your mother. She was always so pleasant,sweet
    and caring.i know you will miss her dearly, but may your wonderful memories make this time a little

    Kathy Winbinger, Omaha Ne

  • Tue, Aug 7th, 2018 at 4:04 PM

    She left a wonderful legacy. Her love and light shine on through you and your family. God Bless you
    every day.

    Peggy Hilpman, Kansas

  • Tue, Aug 7th, 2018 at 1:25 PM

    With deepest sympathy to the family. Rosarie was a most special person and I was privileged to have her as Mom's neighbor. Love and prayers to the family during this time. Shirley Forney

    Shirley Forney, Randolph, TX

  • Tue, Aug 7th, 2018 at 4:00 AM

    Dearest family...we are so saddened by your sweet Mother's death. She was a very special Aunt to John and me. May she rest in peace and enjoy God's Home and be re-united with your Dad. May you cherish the many memories you have . Much love and hugs. John and Fran Pachta

    Fran Pachta, BELLWOOD

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